As a leader, it is our duty to offer better products, more innovative products and more performing products for the end users.
Our core business is rope. Our expertise lies in this product.
Lightness is the key concept. We could have talked about smaller and smaller diameters but the reality is different…
There is an unknown point in the standard… A "commercial" diameter is a data that has to be controlled but it can be different from the official diameter. The standard states that we can name a rope with a +/- 0,2mm diameter. So a 10mm rope can have a name between 9.8 and 10.2mm... This "twist" explains why some so called thinner ropes are heavier than a rope that is supposed to be bigger...
So if you really want to compare two ropes, the most important data to select the ropes you want to compare is the weight per meter. That's the main reference as no tolerance is allowed by the standard…
And in terms of weight, the BEAL ropes are a must have!
Which manufacturer was the first to offer a single rope below 60g/m ?
Which manufacturer was the first to offer a single rope below the famous 50g/m?
The Joker was the first triple rated rope on the market! Officially released in 2003 (it was previously given to the professional climbers as the "Hypocrite rope"), it is the first dynamic to be rated as a single rope but also as half rope and as a twin rope.
Incredible innovation! The Joker weighs only 51g/m. 15 years later, our competitors still barely match that weight!
- This doesn’t make sense? – Which manufacturer can offer a product that conforms to a standard 10 years ahead? Do you mean to say that you offered the product 10 years ahead of the UIAA standard?
- The Unicore is a process created in 2006…….. 10 years later, no other manufacturer has been able to implement that kind of system on dynamic ropes! Should it be over 10 years later? If it Unicore was created in 2006 and you say 10 years later that makes it 2016…. We are in 2018…
LOW STRETCH ROPES
This product has been developed thanks to a request from one of our customers. They wanted to minimize the potential accidents that can occur during a rescue of an operative falling into water.
Thanks to its neon orange colour the rope is very visible for the emergency services.
Thanks to its floatability, the Pro water is unlikely to get tangled in propellers.
The standard low stretch ropes are manufactured with Polyamide. The melting point of the Polyamide is 230°C. Thus, in case of fast descents, the lifetime of these ropes is extremely short!
Thanks to a very special construction mixing Aramid for the sheath and Polyamide for the core, the Raider ropes become heat resistant and it can endure a large number of fast descent.
The Hotline 11mm rope has been developed in order to allow access in presence of certain dangerous chemicals.
Compact belay device with assisted braking for lead climbing or top roping. 100% metallic with friction components in stainless steel for great durability. The rope exists following the device's axis to avoid twisting. The BIRDIE can be used with all dynamic single ropes from 8.5mm to 11mm.
Le choix de BEAL est de proposer des appareils qui permettent un dosage efficace du freinage afin de favoriser un assurage dynamique, maîtrisé et non subi, ce qui préserve le point d’ancrage, le grimpeur et la corde. Avec d’un côté des gorges en V avec rainures et de l’autre des gorges plus larges sans rainures, les frottements parasites sur les angles sont réduits au maximum, limitant l’usure des cordes lors des descentes en rappel ou des moulinettes.
A l’exception du très classique 8, les assureurs/descendeurs BEAL dérivés du tube ne font pas toronner la corde, et ils ont tous :
de grandes ouvertures pour alléger les appareils.
> un schéma gravé montrant le sens d’usage.
> un numéro individuel pour faciliter la gestion du matériel de
Il est fortement recommandé de les utiliser avec un mousqueton de sécurité dédié symétrique de gros diamètre (12 mm) et rond.
Because innovation is not always an easy process, it is important to look back and see what has not worked well in the past. We experienced disappointing sales in the past while we thought the innovation was great…
Here is our failures TOP 3
Our number 3 is not a complete failure: the Program ropes.
These ropes have been offered for many years. The process was quite simple: thanks to a robot on the braiding machine, we were able to move the braiding point of the rope. The higher the braiding point the softer the rope is... So we were able to offer ropes very supple to make the knot, then more rigid to resist to the abrasion (VERY IMPORTANT: a very supple rope flattens. It generates more friction so a shorter lifetime... Be careful with very soft ropes!). We patented this process but years after years we had to recognize that the commercial success have not been what we thought it could be...